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What's this on my shoe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Verniza, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Poshak Man

    Poshak Man Senior member

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    I only had that problem with Saphir products used on Santoni shoes with crust leather. I have since then been using Santoni branded shoe wax on Santoni shoes without any problems. Not sure what is special about Santoni waxes but may be, they do not contain any solvent.

    I have had no issues with Saphir products on Lobbs, Edward Greens, Crockett & Jones etc. But be careful when using neutral cream and polishes of any brand on any brand shoes.

    Hopefully, knowledgeable members can shed some light on why Saphir polishes do this to shoes made with crust leather and what other shoes are made with crust leather.
     
  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    so technical spoken, you're an idiot?
     
  3. Poshak Man

    Poshak Man Senior member

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    ^^
    I had referred to 'knowledgeable' members in my previous post. It was not a reference to any one specifically. My apologies, if my post and the reference insulted you as a member.
     
  4. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Plenty of bad advice on here. Anything Revolving posts comes to mind.
     
  5. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I can't think of a wax or cream that has wax in it that does not also have solvents in it. These solvents make hard wax (generally carnuba) into a paste or a cream by "solving" the wax. The solvents are universally volatile and intended to evaporate, leaving the wax closer to its original, solid, state.

    To the extent that any finish...antiqued or not...is dependent on wax, solvents represent a clear and present danger. Even water can be a solvent for some "top coats" based on acrylic waxes.

    Thin to win.
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i dont know what it is but it makes me :(

    as noted, find a good cobbler and hope for the best. if he can fix it, ask him what it was and what he did so you know for the future.
     
  7. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    Plenty of idiots too...
     

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